"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Diamond Scoop Swap

My local art group - EATS (Enjoying Art Together Sisterhood) - had our monthly meeting tonight and we revealed and swapped our diamond scoops. One of our members gave each of us a plain, metal scoop last month to alter for a partner. I'm not sure where she discovered these but they are actually used by jewelers (or maybe diamond merchants) to scoop loose diamonds. (Unfortunately they came without the extras - LOL!) Here's a photo of the unadorned scoop.
This was definitely a challenge for some of the members, but the finished projects were all unique and gorgeous.

Because my swap partner reads my blog regularly, I had to wait til tonight to post my altered scoop. Here is what I did, using alcohol inks, a stamped image for the background sprayed with Glimmer Mist (hard to see the pretty irridescent shine in the scan), a vintage image and pearl and alpha bead embellishments. The color in the scan is faded out, but the background matches the ribbon and is a lovely shade of green.

And this is the one I received from Karen. I love it - on the back (which I didn't photograph), she attached a piece of yellow and white checkered fabric with the imprinted words "all things grow with love" and she also used the same fabric to wrap the little package for presentation. Thanks Karen!


Heather Morrison said...

Love those! Doesn't Ten Seconds Studio cary them?

Susan said...

Yes, I believe so. Trisha got them from Cheryl. Thanks for coming by to visit Heather!

Linda Cain said...

How wonderfully adorable!
Linda Cain